SOUTHAMPTON boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has told the St Mary’s support they are open to selling players in January if clubs match their asking price for certain stars.

Southampton are enjoying a tremendous start to their season, finding themselves in fourth place, way above where they were predicted to be at this stage of the season.

Their goalkeeper Alex McCarthy looks like he will be unmoved this season barring a bad injury and Fraser has been sitting on the bench since the get-go, not even playing in the League Cup.

Speaking ahead of the January window, RecordSport have reported on the Southampton Bosses comments and how they can be read from a Celtic perspective,

“It seems rapid that the next transfer window comes – it seems like yesterday I spoke about the last one, which was closed a little bit later.

“I am never scared of any transfer window because this is the way we go. When we are performing well and other clubs are coming, wanting to take our players and give you the money you want, then you always discuss it.

“We are never a club at the end of the highest in Europe, this will never be, but we are also not a selling club. If it is necessary, we have to. If players do not extend their contracts, and they are free, they have to go, then they go.”

Southampton have Angus Gunn out on loan at Stoke City this season and would be able to recall him this summer to sit on the bench for the club if need be.

However, Celtic would have to come up with real value for the English side for them to part with a very good backup in case of emergency.

Celtic thought they had a deal for Fraser done in the summer but the goalkeeper wanted to fight for his place with Southampton. Things might have changed and it’s up to Celtic to check.


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